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Wirefox confirms two new tenants for Longbridge House

The refurbished Longbridge House, straddling Waring Street and Hill Street in Belfast

GLOBAL real estate adviser Savills and law firm Davidson McDonnell are the latest tenants set to move into Longbridge House, which has been owned for the last two years by the Holywood property investment and development firm Wirefox.

The four-storey building on Waring Street has undergone a complete refurbishment, resulting in three upper floors of grade A office space with ground floor restaurants Bunsen Burgers and Pizza Punks.

Savills will be relocating from the first floor of Lesley Studios on May Street, where it has been based for the past 13 years in which time the office has grown from just two people to a team of more than 20.

Ben Turtle, head of the Savills Belfast office, said: “The move is a milestone for us. Our business has evolved greatly and the new space positions us for a further period of growth and expansion. We look forward to occupying the unique suite at Longbridge House and the Cathedral Quarter neighbourhood.”

Davidson McDonnell has enjoyed similar incredible growth since its inception in 2013.

The firm's expansion into the corporate/commercial, dispute resolution and finance sectors has resulted in the need for greater office space to accommodate their highly regarded team.

Its director Ross Davidson said: “We're delighted to be taking up residency in the exceptional office space in Longbridge House, a move which will enable us to continue to expand and service the needs of our clients to the highest possible standard.”

Wirefox, one of the most active investors and developers in the property market, are at the forefront of development with projects including the refurbishment of smaller iconic buildings such as the Flatiron building on Victoria Street through to the large-scale development of The Paper Exchange on Chichester Street and other projects in various stages of regeneration around the city.

Michael Wright, director of asset management at Wirefox, said: “Our vision to transform Longbridge House into a prime city centre property for office occupiers and restaurant operators, has become a reality.”

The 5,425 sq ft penthouse floor is now the last available space to lease in the building.

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